Memoirs of Bob Simpson
by Robert H. Simpson, with Neal Dorst
In 1951, Robert (Bob) Simpson rode a plane directly into the wall of a hurricane—just one of his many pioneering explorations. A meteorological icon, Bob was the first director of the National Hurricane Research Project and a director of the National Hurricane Center. He helped create the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale; today, the public knows well his Categories 1–5. He is truly one of the greats.
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